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ISA 2019

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Oak_Wood, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Oakhill Bob McCowan (2)

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    Oakhill College 1st XV vs Shore 1st XV
    17 - 32

    By Oscar Nowak Allcorn, Oakhill Y8 Student & NSW Waratahs Junior Reporter

    A dream for many Oakhill College students is to be selected to play in the 1st XV on the school’s annual Gala Day.

    As the players ran out onto the field and into the tunnel, it looked like Oakhill’s tunnel would never end. When the players finally got through the tunnel they were greeted by their opponents.

    Both teams played very well in the opening five minutes, in which Oakhill’s inside center Zachary Fitzhenry made a great break deep into Shore’s half. However, Shore were too strong in the breakdowns in getting a lot of ball through turnovers.

    Shore managed to make a lot of metres through a number of phases. They managed to get to within five metres of the try line. Shore knew that they needed to spread the ball out wide to counter Oakhill’s strong defensive line. Shore passed the ball to their backs and executed a backline play to get the over the line.

    Oakhill, desperate to get their first win in the lead up to the the ISA competition, were determined to get some points on the board. Following some great plays from Oakhill, their backs found an opportunity out wide to score. Half back Lachlan James looked for Flynn Angles-Corke. Angles-Corke passed it out wide to center Zachary Fitzhenry. Fitzhenry passed it to Brock Wells who saw a gap for Fitzhenry. Wells passed the ball inside to Fitzhenry who dived over the try line to score the first points for Oakhill.

    The forwards from both teams had to work very hard in the opening first ten minutes of the game due to the large number of scrums - there were a total of 9 scrums in the first ten minutes. This resulted in the backs executing some great plays and defending. Both teams performed very well.

    Once again Oakhill were pushed to defend their try line and needed to get the ball out of their half. Flynn Angles-Corke has shown throughout the start of this season he has an incredible boot to push the ball out of the danger zone - in this encouter, consistently smashing the ball 60 or so metres to get the ball well out of their half.

    With only 7 minutes until the half time siren, both teams were tied on 5 points. Both teams were desperate to get in front.
    Shore found an opportunity to score. Half back Tom Nicholl hearing his backs calling for the ball, passed the to his number 10, Bobby Miller. Miller in turn passed the ball out wide, getting Shore to cross the line and score a try, giving Shore the lead going into half time.

    When the referee blew his whistle for the second half , both teams came back fired up to win the game.

    In the 6th minute of the 2nd half, Oakhill’s lock Bailey Liddicoat made a break from the 22. Outside center Tom Watson called for the ball. Bailey passed the ball outside to Tom Watson who scored early in the second half.

    Twenty minutes of the 2nd half consisted of try after try from both teams.

    With only 5 minutes of game time left, the impressive Oakhill scoreboard had the score 17-25 Shoes way. Oakhill desperately needed to score an converted try to have any chance of winning.

    Shore were very lucky to have a penalty go their way. Shore kicked for touch and won their lineout and after a number of attacking phases they crossed the line for a try. The try was converted by Shore’s debutant Charley Murry. This was their only converted try. Great kick Charley!

    Oakhill’s dream of winning their 2019 Gala Day slipped away with Shore taking a 17-32 victory.

    Oakhill played an outstanding game and were unlucky not to get their first win of the season. The look of disappointment on Captain Flynn Angles-Corke’s face and his team said it all. Regardless of the result, both teams put on a great game of rugby for those watching the game.

    A win for Oakhill’s 1st XV is very close.
  2. SonnyDillWilliams Trevor Allan (34)

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    Wow fantastic report .. master Oakhill. You should do regular ISA reports
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  3. Tah123 Herbert Moran (7)

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    Excellent report young man
  4. Oak_Wood Banned

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    2 tickets to the Japan v Russia (Opening Game) Category C 25,000 Yen each, and 2 tickets France v Argentina Category C 14,000 Yen each, both in Tokyo, both tickets face value. Please email Paul at: hamiltonhawks@yahoo.com.au if you would like to buy.
  5. DaSchmooze Herbert Moran (7)

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    Agreed - keep them coming!
  6. Black & White Bob Loudon (25)

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    Oscar, ever though of career in sports journalism, keep a record of these reports and use them as examples in your CV. A rewarding and exciting career could be just around the corner.
  7. RugbyLover29 Frank Row (1)

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    Those anyone know the ISA teams for this year.Are the championships on tomorrow? Any live stream
  8. Ball in hand Frank Nicholson (4)

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    I don’t have team lists but both the 16s and opens have trial games tomorrow at Pius grounds at Oxford Falls against AICES CC and CHS from about 10.30
  9. Chip kick Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Does anyone know how these games played out yesterday ?
  10. Ball in hand Frank Nicholson (4)

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    16/2s beat AICES convincingly and had a narrow loss to CCC
    16/1s had a strong win over CHS
    Open 3s went down to AICES, not sure how they went against CHS 2
    Open 2s solid win over CCC.
    Open 1s big win over CHS1.
    Some very pleasing results all round with some solid performances across the paddock in all teams
  11. Chip kick Allen Oxlade (6)

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    were all boys trialling, or were the academy boys sitting out?
  12. Ball in hand Frank Nicholson (4)

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    unfortunately I don’t know the answer to that.
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  13. suffering AICES follower Frank Row (1)

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    16/2's 12 - 5 win over AICES. AICES narrow loss to CCC. All 3 teams fairly close together.
  14. RugbyLover29 Frank Row (1)

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    Any Standot players any footage of the games
  15. RugbyLover29 Frank Row (1)

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    St Pats have ISA bye this week so they are up against Joeys 4ths so they should win but last year they went down too them.After round 1 of ISA they re showing good hope.
  16. Reags42 Bob McCowan (2)

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    The boys in black went down to Joeys 3rd's after an intercept last 5 minutes. Should be looking at a solid win you'd like to hope
  17. SpeedBump Bob McCowan (2)

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    Salty?
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  18. Graham Richard Bob McCowan (2)

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    Not sure how to quite place my standing on Pats this year.. they went down by 12 points to Auggies but by all reports Auggies had a cluster of Injuries and boys out with Rep League so a very under cooked side but in saying that no diagrams on a scorecard so got to love school boy rugby
  19. Matey117 Frank Row (1)

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    I’ve heard that Pats are playing St Joseph’s FOURTHS - is this correct? Gee whiz, if they don’t win this week some questions need to be asked about their rugby development at the college.
  20. BAR Chris McKivat (8)

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    SACS rugby might not be on life support but it is receiving treatment. The younger age groups (13s to 15s) have reasonable numbers due in part to the introduction of rugby in the junior school a few years back, but limited numbers above that is proving a challenge.
    It was thought U16s would field this year but player numbers didn't allow. 16s players are being kept in the game with seven aside matches being played instead (and SACS otherwise forfeiting for the purpose of the div 2 comp). The loss of the 16s players they do have would prove fatal for the SACS 1st XV in 2020 so the sevens initiative is a clever one to keep the players involved and the program alive.
    There were a lot of year 12 players in the XV in 2018 and that squad wasn't very large, so this year the 1st XV is majority comprised of year 11 players supported by U16s (two of these were very experienced U15s players who were selected into the 1st XV last year). With a limited bench (sometimes an empty one) SACS is struggling against the healthier div 2 schools (the SACS first half might be competitive but they run out of steam in the second). SACS has managed to post a couple of wins which has helped the boys keep their hearts in the game.
    SACS has two wins and is sitting in 5th, ahead of three other div 2 schools (after 5 rounds). Given the above this might suggest that rugby is struggling in half of the div 2 schools but I don't really know what's happening in rugby at BMGS, CCGS or Scots-All Saints.

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